Alex Ross, Ditko, Hildebrandt Bros! Original Comic Art Tips #194
Welcome to #194 of Original Comic Art Tips! Another long update with many auctions.
Original comic art auction results:
eBay: we start with a mad price, $23k for a Micronauts cover by Bob Layton. Then a Hulk page by Herb Trimpe was sold for $5k, a Cavewoman splash by Budd Root for $3k, a Fantastic Four page by John Buscema for $3,3k, the Silver Surfer splash by Tom Grindberg for $2,5k, a Grimjack cover by Tim Truman for $2,1k, a Scout cover for $1,8k.
I can’t tell you Best Offer prices anymore (and I’m not happy), so I’ll group them all here: a painting by Bernie Wrightson went for less than $3k, a painted cover by Jusko for $2,5k, a Namor page by Don Heck for $2k, a nice Dracula page by Gene Colan for $1,5k.
The X-Men page by John Romita Jr went for $7,5k, impressive for a quiet page. The 33 sketch lot went for $6,6k, not much if you consider the Snoopy sketch and two 100% real (and therefore very rare) Bob Kane sketches.
A Leia corner box original (described as unpublished) by Cynthia Martin went for $4,4k.
Catawiki: many high results. The Druuna page by Serpieri went for €4k, a page by Pratt for €2,8k, a Corto Maltese strip for €1,7k, the Gesebel cover by Corteggi for €2k, the illustration by Toppi for €1,8k, the page from S. by Gipi for €1k, the Ranxerox pinup by Liberatore for €1k, the Kingpin page by Dell’Otto for €750 and a Mickey Mouse page by Cavazzano for €700.
The Tintin illustration was sold for €150k, the Franquin Marsupilami for €100k. The Asterix DPS by Uderzo can be considered a steal at “only” €86k, the other page went for €47k. Then Rosinski for €40k, Giraud for €25k, Vance €20k, Guarnido €8k.
Of the many Jazz Maynard pieces by Roger, the highest price was paid for this cover sold for €12k.
This week on eBay
Another change for eBay. They’re not showing anymore the sections “from the same seller” and “people are watching”, so there’s less possibility of finding overlooked auctions. The problem is also for sellers since they’re only showing sponsored auctions, now.
An Invincible page by Ryan Ottley.
Heritage Weekly Auction (now on Wednesday!)
I always have a hard time finding press releases on Heritage’s website, this time I stopped searching after 10 minutes. It seems that the Original Art Auction was moved to Wednesday, and the Sunday/Monday auction will only offer comic books.
An illustration by Crepax, Necron by Magnus, a Disney page by Romano Scarpa, a Nathan Never cover prelim by Castellini, a Spider-Man sketch by Giuseppe Camuncoli, a Vampirella sketch by Gabriele Dell’Otto.
Spider-Man original art by John Romita: one, two. An incredible Ditko Spidey page, top Iron-Man and Daredevil pages by Gene Colan, Iron-Man by Tuska, Fantastic Four art by Jack Kirby, Thor by John Buscema.
Heritage Animation Auction
Nice auction, the highlights are a Tintin pinup and an illustration by Hergé, a series of illustrations by Hergé Studios, two relatively low priced illustrations by Moebius (one, two), a Lucky Luke illustration credited to Morris, a big Gaston sketch by Franquin, some pages by Macherot.
Swann Auction Galleries
Mostly illustrations, I’m highlighting only comics-related pieces, but go look at the great art.
See you next week!!